Re: genocide
Sat, 20 Sep 1997 13:10:10 -0400 (EDT)

Arjen Kamphuis wrote:

> Maybe I should not reply to this...
> But I cannot let it go... (sorry Wax, I know you hate all the political
> stuff).

There is so much to learn to understand politics, that little room is left
for understanding people (I'm sure even AMG would agree.)

Besides, I have nothing against politics - in the words of Sun Tzu Wu, "know
your enemy."

"The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a
hundred battles. The supreme excellence is to subdue the
armies of your enemies without even having to fight them"

But if you treat your enemy with divinity, you will find it hard to fight
them. Government's are the competition (the enemy) of all free market
business, if you want to survive in the free market you must treat them as

"Amid the turmoil and turmult of battle, there may be seeming
disorder and yet no disorder at all; amid confusion and chaos,
your array may be without head or tail, yet it will be proof against

This is after all, an anarchy with a few gun-toating monoplies who suceed
because of consumer ignorance. And while you made some very good comments
concerning the need for government intervention in other countries, I think
there is a solution to be found amid the chaos.

"When in difficult country, do not encamp. In country where high
roads intersect, join hands with your allies. Do not linger in
dangerously isolated positions."

There are billions of potential customers in China. If getting to this
lucrative market means crushing the competition (the government) then how
many companies wouldn't take that chance?

"It is the business of a general to be quiet and thus ensure
secrecy; upright and just, and thus maintain order... He must be
able to mystify his officers and men by false reports and
appearances, and thus keep them in total ignorance."

Authority requires disinformation, stay informed.

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